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    Please help!!!!!

    Hi. I have T Mobile post paid service. I used to be able to go to wal mart and buy a prepaid phone and put my tmobile sim card in it and it would work fine. however now i cant find anywhere that sells them. they used to be sold in target walmart and best buy. nobody carries them anymore now however. i also remember being able to buy prepaid phones for 2 other companies, one from wal mart, and one from target, and i could put my tmobile sim directly in the phone and it would work without any issues.
    can anybody help me out? i need a new phone asap

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    Try a family mobile phone


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    Maybe the T-Mobile store? Or online? Or any of the thousand other places that sells phones?


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    i bought a family mobile phone tonight. wouldnt work it said network lock

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    Try a frys or best buy


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    Quote Originally Posted by crp6652 View Post
    i bought a family mobile phone tonight. wouldnt work it said network lock
    Aren't you the guy who stole that iPhone a few years ago?


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    yeeeaaahhhhhhhhhh.....

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    thanks for the elp so far but im looking for something that i can go to the store and buy asap. dont really wanna order it
    i know there were a couple different service providers that i could use bak in the day and im trying to figure that out

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    There are none. TMobile pulled all of their prepaid devices and sim cards from retail shelves. All the mvno's that use TMobile such as family, simple, are TracFone companies now and they lock their devices to their service. Your only option is to either order one, or go into a TMobile retail location and buy one. Or, buy a metro pcs device and pay for it to be unlocked. Unlocking a TracFone owned device is next to impossible and most unlocking places won't touch them.

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    Thank you. That is the answer I was looking for. Much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by crp6652 View Post
    Hi. I have T Mobile post paid service. I used to be able to go to wal mart and buy a prepaid phone and put my tmobile sim card in it and it would work fine. however now i cant find anywhere that sells them. they used to be sold in target walmart and best buy. nobody carries them anymore now however. i also remember being able to buy prepaid phones for 2 other companies, one from wal mart, and one from target, and i could put my tmobile sim directly in the phone and it would work without any issues.
    can anybody help me out? i need a new phone asap
    T-Mobile no longer sells devices in walmart, target, bestbuy, etc. stores. Only in t-mobile stores. Walmart Family Mobile phones used to work, but Walmart sold them to the tracphone people and now they are locked down and you would have to pay to get them unlocked to make them work, assuming they would work at all. At this point you only option is the t-mobile website or store. You may be able to find something on ebay or amazon.

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    ATT will unlock their GO phones as long as they have never been turned on on their network (They ship with a SIM installed so don't power it up!) Just go to their website select unlock, not a ATT customer and put in the details. Most will work fine on T-Mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamssx View Post
    ATT will unlock their GO phones as long as they have never been turned on on their network (They ship with a SIM installed so don't power it up!) Just go to their website select unlock, not a ATT customer and put in the details. Most will work fine on T-Mobile.
    Word recently is that this loophole has just recently been closed. At least in regard to iPhones.
    I gave into temptation, and bought the iPhone X, even though I had a perfectly good, though oversized, 7+.

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